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sooner74 has 23 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in med/surg/ortho/tele.

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I am a travel nurse between contracts, thought I'd jump on some of this Crises pay, but be aware That some of the large cities housing is impossible to find but if you happen to find it, it is higher than your  pay, so I've been asking who is responding to NY the answer I'm getting is Nurses who live there or who know someone to stay with, The Cheapest I found a twin bed Only in someone's attic they wanted 1800/wk.  I'd share the rest of the house with a family. I spent 18hrs. looking for housing on Long Island,Manhattan and San Fran's mission district. so I declined the jobs. I really felt I wasn't doing my part with this Crises due to I couldn't find housing, One nurse told me people didn't want to rent to her because she worked around this Virus and would bring it home.   

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adventure_rn is a BSN and specializes in NICU, PICU.

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Yeah, I doubt you'll be able to rent a room/attic/basement from a family right now. There's no way people will want to risk you bringing the virus back to their home. You might have better luck at a an 'extended stay' hotel/motel since they won't 'vet' you the way a landlord would.

There are some extended stay hotels close to hospitals which are specifically marketed to out of town people who are staying nearby the hospital to get specialty outpatient treatments. Maybe you could find something close by with reasonable weekly/monthly rates.

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True, travel nurse agencies are paying up to $120 an HR for covid19 contracts, but housing will probably be a huge issue.  I'm an L&D travel nurse, (I've seen rates go up, but not that high) and I travel in an RV.    I'm concerned, because I've heard lots of RV parks have closed ( which is dumb...lots of full-time RV ers have no place to go).

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AceOfHearts<3 specializes in Critical care.

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The Four Seasons is offering free rooms to healthcare workers and they are hoping other hotels will follow suit.

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covert75 has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in 13+years Critical Care , neuro ICU, trauma,.

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I have been deciding on crisis rates and too had the same question on housing. Keep me posted on this!

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HiddenAngels has 7 years experience.

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Yes some of the hotels have discounted rates. However they seem deserted, also most of the amenities are closed until this is over so make sure you have your own toiletries and meals.

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I just did a quick search (looking at a travel contract right now). I found apts and hotels for under 1500 a month and some hotels even have free breakfast.  Just look outside of Manhattan area.  

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sooner74 has 23 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in med/surg/ortho/tele.

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Thank you..

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